Amazing Planet

Jupiter Has Auroras, Just Like Earth

Excited for the August 21 eclipse? Visit our Eclipse 2017 page to explore the science, history, and myths of the event. The Curiosity team will be viewing the eclipse alongside NASA in Carbondale, Illinois. Follow us on Facebook for live videos, trivia, and interviews on the big day.

The aurora borealis is one of the most awe-inspiring sights on Eartht. But it's not exclusive to us. In 2016, the Hubble Telescope captured a stunning light display at the north pole of Jupiter, just in time for the Juno probe to pass through the planet's atmosphere. Watch the video below to see Jupiter's aurora in action, then keep scrolling for more on where the aurora comes from.

Jupiter's Auroras 'Dance' In Hubble Time-Lapse

I Am The Aurora Hunter

If you liked this you'll love our podcast! Check it out on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud, search 'curiosity' on your favorite podcast app or add the RSS Feed URL.